Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of NYSE Euronext Brussels, Speaks at TIAG International Accounting Firm Conference in Brussels

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TIAG conducted its 19th international conference in Brussels for its members on October 22-24, 2012. Vincent Van Dessel, the CEO of NYSE Euronext Brussels, delivered a talk on the future of public markets as a vehicle of financing for small and mid-sized enterprises.

TIAG Fall 2012 International Conference in Brussels

Because of the disruption in the credit markets the United States and Europe have experienced since 2008, we were excited to have such a prominent figure in the world of finance address our members...

The International Accounting Group (TIAG®) conducted its 19th international conference in Brussels for its members on October 22-24, 2012. Vincent Van Dessel, the CEO of NYSE Euronext Brussels, delivered a talk on the future of public markets as a vehicle of financing for small and mid-sized enterprises. TAGLaw®, TIAG's sister alliance of independent law firms, held its 27th international conference in parallel, and the two alliances conducted joint sessions on the third day of the conference.

“Because of the disruption in the credit markets the United States and Europe have experienced since 2008, we were excited to have such a prominent figure in the world of finance address our members and explain the changes they can expect to see in international finance for small and mid-sized firms,” said TIAG’s President, Bob Sattin.

In addition to Van Dessel’s talk, John Basso of Amadeus Consulting presented to TIAG members about how mobile devices will change the way accountants work. “Now that mobile devices pervade the workplace, the accounting profession will have more powerful tools available to raise their service level and communicate effectively with clients,” said Bob Sattin, “John Basso is one of the most respected consultants in this field, and our members enjoyed hearing what ideas he had for using these technologies to serve their clients better.” Other sessions at the TIAG conference included:

  • SME Accounting: Common Problems and Pitfalls; David Potts, President, DMP Training;
  • Learning to Become a Leader by Phil Shohet & Andrew Jenner of Kato Consultancy;
  • International Tax Strategies Related to Corporate Migration by Roy Saunders of IFS Consulting; and
  • The Art of Networking: Strategies for Engaging New Clients and Creating Relationships by Itzik Amiel, Founder and CEO of EG Group.

In addition, TIAG offered breakout sessions on firm management and opportunities for specialists in various aspects of accounting to exchange ideas and experiences.

About TIAG:
Founded in 2003, TIAG is an international alliance of high quality, independent accounting firms. Combined with TAGLaw, an alliance of independent law firms, they provide professional accounting, financial and legal services on a worldwide scale. With approximately 8,000 professionals in over 260 member firms, and more than 500 offices in over 90 countries, the two alliances serve tens of thousands of clients from all industry and commercial sectors. Learn more about TIAG at http://www.TIAGnet.com.

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